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Friday, June 27, 2014

2014 Summer Fun in Brooklyn!




                                            2014 Summer Fun in Brooklyn




1.  2014 Mad Decent Block Party: August 9, 2014


                                                          MCU Park
                                              1904 Surf Ave, Coney Island
                                                Brooklyn New York 11224

Mad decent Block Party takes place over one-day, featuring music, performances by a slew of talented performers who specialize in EDM, Rap, and much more.

Tickets ranges, depending on seat selection http://maddecent.com/events/mad-decent-block-party-2014-brooklyn/
Check out their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/maddecentboatparty


2. Rockabilly Night Market: Friday July 4 2014, 5 pm-11 pm.

                                               
                                                              SRB
                                                         177 2nd Ave
                                                   Brooklyn, New York
                  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Srb-brooklyn/252283314824823?fref=ts

Rockabilly is a blend of Country, Western, Rhythm & Blues.  Considerate one of the earliest styles of Rock and Roll Music. Every July in Brooklyn, thousands of Rockabilly fans head to the Vintage, Eclectic Rockabilly Night Market.

The 2014 Rockabilly Night Market features a handful f excellent fun, live performances by a diverse set of artists. Past Rockabilly Night Market performers include Eddie Clendering & the Blue Ribbon Boys and Rockabilly Express.

Tickets cost between $10-$15 dollars. http://www.dancesofvice.com/event-calendar/2014/7/4/july-4th-rockabilly-night-market-2014


3. Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: July 9-12, 2014.



The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (BHF) is an annual celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. Historically, it has been organized by Brooklyn Bodega, which was founded in 2006 by Wes Jackson as the online home of the BHF.

Since 2005, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has offered New York City denizens fun, festive way to dance a few days every summer. The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is annually one of the biggest cultural events in the Big Apple.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors who flock to stages to see some of the best performers in the entire world. Past participants Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival performances include Lupe Fiasco, Black though of the Roots, and Big Daddy Kane among countless others.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival also includes parties, panel discussions, and a family friendly block party.
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival tickets start at $20.00 during the early bird sale period. Tickets reach up to $75.00 certain special packages. http://www.bkhiphopfestival.com/



4. 11th Annual Animation Block Party: July 24-27, 2014.



Every July, the animation Block Party in Brooklyn features all genres of the world's best independent, professional, and student animation. Taking place at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rooftop films and Bamcinemate, this four day film festival includes an opening night concert, live music and screening of animated  shorts.

Animation Block Party tickets are $13-$20 each event. Passes for access to all event cost $125.00.
http://www.animationblock.com/




5. Celebrate Brooklyn & Brasil Summer Fest: July 18-July 26, 2014. 7 PM- 10 PM



                                         Prospect Park West and 9th St
                                          Brooklyn, New York 11215


Brasil Summer Fest returns for its fourth edition this summer of 2014.  After the world cup, New York will face another wave of Brazilian Musical Invasion in many venues across the city. The evening begins with a set of contemporary African folk from the exquisite Zimbabwean singer Netsayi.  
http://www.brasilsummerfest.com/




6. Martin Luther King Jr Concert Series: July 15-August 19, 2014


The Martin Luther King Jr series offers the best R&B and Gospel music and best of all it's FREE. The concert takes place during the month of July & August at Wingate Field opposite Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.  http://www.nyc-arts.org/organizations/366/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-2




7. BargeMusic Family Concert: July 5-September 27, 2014. 3 PM



This event repeats every week on Saturday. Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy. http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/brooklynbridgepark/
http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bargemusic-family-concert





8. Celebrate Brooklyn Concerts at Prospect Park Band Shell:


July 5, 2014:  Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Talib Kweli. http://bricartsmedia.org/events/performing-arts/robert-glasper-experiment-featuring-talib-kweli-glenn-kotche-aja-monet

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper joins Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli for a post Independent Day Show.
7 PM,  Doors open at 6 PM.


July 9, 2014: The LA Based seven-piece headlines his Celebrate Brooklyn Show.http://bricartsmedia.org/events/ozomatli-fidel-nadal-toy-selectah

Expect to hear a mix of Hip Hop, Salsa, Dance Hall, Reggae and other.
7 PM-10 PM,  Gates open at 6 PM.

July 12, 2014: Alloy Orchestra

Alloy Orchestra, which specializes in composing and performing original scores to silent films works its magic on He Who Gets Slapped. 7:30 PM, Doors Open at 6:30.

July 17, 2014: Shen We Dance

Chinese Choreographer Shen Wei who plied his trade for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics 2008, presents his dance interpretation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring for Celebrate Brooklyn. 8 PM, Doors Open 7 PM.



July 19, 2014: Deltron 3030. http://bricartsmedia.org/events/deltron-3030-nomadic-massive

The aughts' signature sci-fi hip-hop super group returns, featuring the manic skills of Kid Koala, Dan the Automator and Del the Funky Homosapien. They'll be playing spacey songs from last year's Event II, backed by a live orchestra. 7:30 PM, Doors Open at 6:30.


July 31, 2014: Dance Theatre of Harlem.http://bricartsmedia.org/events/performing-arts/dance-theatre-of-harlem-leyla-mccalla

Last year they saw the return of this ballyhooed dance institution, established in 1969, after a nine-year hiatus. Fresh off its spring season at Lincoln Center and a subsequent East Coast tour, the company arrives for a free Celebrate Brooklyn! performance. 7:30 PM, Doors Open at 6:30 PM.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Victor V. Gurbo & Company


Victor V. Gurbo & Company


Roots revivalist Victor V. Gurbo and his Four-piece backing band creates original folks ballads (A song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture) infused with an American spirit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqwdr9JsYio&feature=youtu.be




Recently voted 2013 Brooklyn Borough Champion at WNYC and WQXR's battle of the boroughs, Gurbo & Co pays homage to the canon of American song and poetry with raw, bluesy, foot-stomping sounds that's both classic and contemporary- Brooklyn Academy of Music.


                         

 "What I like about Victor V. Gurbo & Co's "Burning the manor down" it wasn't just like nostalgia trip.  There was the sounds of Old New York there but there was also the sounds of Modern New York and it wasn't just because you were playing electric, it wasn't just because your first line lifted from a Beatles song-because lets face it, the Beatles are a lot closer to the depression than they are to our time.  There was a kind of an edge; a snarling punk edge to this music and at the same time it was really evoking sounds we probably heard in New York City from the late 20's early 30's and really the way you pulled that off and made it- as I said, not just a nostalgia trip. That was really great-John Schaefer (Host of NPR's Sound Check)


Victor V Gurbo & Co will be performing Thursday June 26, 2014 at the Rock Shop at 249 4th Ave in Brooklyn. https://www.facebook.com/therockshopbk?fref=ts

Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VictorVGurbo.
Please visit their Website at http://www.victorvgurbo.com/
For ticket information, http://www.therockshopny.com/event/518355-paul-anthony-project-victor-brooklyn/

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Stage 2014 in Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn







Summer Stage prides itself not only on being the largest free festival in New York City, but one that values the complexity and diversity of cultural movements that have contribute to the neighborhoods that we serve, New York City itself and culture globally.

From June through August, in Central Park and in 13 neighborhoods parks across the five boroughs, they will present over 105 music, dance, theater, comedy, word, opera, film, family and circus programs, making Summer Stage the largest free performing art festival in New York City.     

They remain committed to enriching the lives of New Yorkers through FREE performing Arts in all five borough, with particular attention to honoring the cultural legacy of art forms developed and informed by New York City.
  
SummerStage was at Betsy Head Park in Brownsville Brooklyn.  Performing at Betsy Head Park  June 12 was front man of the Multi-platinum group Dru-Hill  Sisqo, a long time front man and a Grammy nominated solo artist who talent is so extraordinary. 

On the turn table none the less Hot 97 The Heavy Hitter DJ Bent Roc. The music was bumping and the ground was jumping. We even had a few twerkings going on.

Had a great time with my cousin, but I said next time I will be asking for Media Pass. It's hard to take pictures when you have hundreds of people trying to catch a glimpse of Sisqo and they're literally on my back.